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Windows 7: Repair and install with O.E.M. disk

26 Oct 2010   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
Repair and install with O.E.M. disk

Can I do a repair and install with a O.E.M Windows 7 Home Premium 64 or do I need a retail version.


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26 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can repair on the one computer that had the system installed. The OEM is tied to one computer for a lifetime.
If the OEM was supplied with the computer, it is tied into that computer only.
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26 Oct 2010   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Yes you can. Oem just means for that pc only. I asume since it is a repair install that it will be the same pc? Good luck to you with your problem
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26 Oct 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

OEM is a license...not a disc-type. The discs are the same....it is the license key you put in once you have the system up and running that determines the differences.
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26 Oct 2010   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks folk for the information. I don't need to use it now. Just wanted the information if I need to later. If I understand I can do this with this OEM disk as long as the operating system are the same and I use that computers license key.
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